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Draft Biden SEP policy favours implementers, but even they may still flock to other jurisdictions

Finnegan attorneys Erik Puknys and Michelle Rice explain that while the proposed DOJ/NIST/USPTO FRAND framework is good for implementers, it may not be enough to make the US stand out in global forum competition

17 January 2022

Landmark Dusseldorf non-FRAND finding is big news for joint licensing programmes

SEP licensors will have to look again at duplicate royalty reimbursement policies following first-of-a-kind ruling

13 January 2022

Alibaba, Panasonic among first to join Access Advance VVC patent pool

Twenty-eight patent owners announced as charter participants in licensing platform launched last July

12 January 2022

Open RAN patent pool raises eyebrows, but operators promise balance

Critics suggest Alium will favour implementers by offering royalty rates that are inadequate for licensors

05 January 2022

InterDigital suits tee up another major SEP clash for 2022

Assertions against Oppo inaugurate latest globe-spanning dispute in a market where litigation remains a key part of negotiating some of the biggest deals

04 January 2022

Huawei inks its first Wi-Fi 6 patent licence with an overseas implementer

Latest patent deals related to the next-gen wireless internet standard suggest patent owners spy monetisation opportunities

04 January 2022

What’s ahead for the global IP market in 2022

Predictions from the IAM editorial team on what the next twelve months have in store

03 January 2022

Dusseldorf court delivers first FRAND defeat for an SEP joint licensing programme

Vestel fights off injunction requests in cases brought by GE, Dolby, Philips and IP Bridge, members of the of an HEVC platform administered by Access Advance

23 December 2021

The US's biggest patent stories of 2021

Kathi Vidal, Ericsson, Arthrex and Judge Alan Albright were among the names that made the IP headlines over the course of the year

23 December 2021

The top five patent stories in Europe during 2021

New German legislation, a leap forward on the UPC and important SEP-related initiatives from the UK and the Commission were among the highlights of a busy year

23 December 2021

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